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PH998 - Topics in Philosophy of Mind and Language

  • Module code: PH998
  • Module name: Topics in Philosophy of Mind and Language
  • Department: Philosophy
  • Credit: 20, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will address some central topics in the Philosophy of Mind and Language. The main aim is to engage in detail with some arguments that have played a central role in contemporary discussions. Possible topics include: the role of sense in accounting for meaning and understanding; truth-conditional accounts of meaning and understanding; propositional attitude reports and their connection with propositional attitudes; the nature of linguistic understanding; anti-individualism in the philosophy of mind; the nature of perceptual experience.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will have an advanced understanding of some central positions and arguments in the Philosophy of Mind and Language. They will be in a position to explain and to engage competently with those positions and arguments, orally and in writing.

Timetabled teaching activities

Teaching is by means of a weekly 2-hour seminar together with tutorial discussion of presentations and essays.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/philosophy/study/withus/pgtstudy/modules/ph998

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PH998-20)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word essay 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PH998-30)
A (Assessed work only) 7500 word essay 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Continental Philosophy (V7P2) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and Literature (V7P7) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PL) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy (V7PM) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Philosophy and the Arts (V7PN) - Year 2